# How to use inkscape to import a vector graphic in LaTeX [closed]

I am trying to include a nice vector graphic in my LaTeX document. Obviously, I am doing this, because I don't want the quality of my figures to decrease when zooming in. Is there an easy way to do this?

Here is what I was thinking: I have created a figure in Inkscape. I have saved the figure as .svg. I have also saved the figure as .pdf_tex (this file is auto-generated by inkscape when saving the figure as .pdf).

Now I am trying to include the .pdf_tex figure in my document:

\begin{figure}[h]
\centering
\def\svgwidth{\linewidth}
\input{figures/network.pdf_tex}
\caption{Graphical Representation of Scenario.}
\label{Scenario}
\end{figure}


I am using a customized template. In the options I have included the following line, since I get the error message Package pdftex.def Error: File network.pdf' not found. ...cs[width=\unitlength,page=1]{network.pdf}}

\graphicspath{{./figures}}


Right, I forgot to mention: the same error message still occurs. Why does this happen?

## closed as off-topic by user36296, TeXnician, Stefan Pinnow, dexteritas, MiloAug 3 '18 at 11:55

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• Welcome to TeX SX! I guess the extension .pdf_tex is not known to graphicx, hence it is looking for a simple .pdf graphic file, which it doesn't find. I suggest you change the extension given by svg to .pdf. – Bernard Jul 8 '18 at 10:38
• Thx for your reply, Bernard! - But I'm afraid this is not solving the issue. I have included the figure just the way it is described here: mirrors.ibiblio.org/CTAN/info/svg-inkscape/InkscapePDFLaTeX.pdf .. I have changed {graphicspath{{figures/}} , and of course I tried out your solution by simply renaming the ending to .pdf – user503842 Jul 8 '18 at 10:52
• Maybe you should give a try to the svg package? – Bernard Jul 8 '18 at 11:02
• Open network.pdf_tex` with an editor, and in lines 5 -- 6 you will read: " %% To include the image in your LaTeX document, write %% \input{<filename>.pdf_tex} " Your tex document needs at minimum to load a document class and packages color and graphicx. – djnavas Jul 8 '18 at 11:09
• I'm voting to close this question as solved in comments – user36296 Aug 3 '18 at 10:13